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>> david, i love it in your book come back america, you refer to washington as "the lala land of the east." you say they are not living in a real world. talk a little bit about how you perceive washington. >> ronald reagan talked about washington as being an island surrounded by a sea of reality. he is right. the so-called washington beltway. for the record, i live outside the beltway on land that george washington used to own. basically what we have now is a predominance of career politicians, people who may or may not have spent much time in the real world before they entered politics. then they come to washington, which is definitely not the real world, and are out of touch with reality. i think there is a growing disconnect between those who are our elected representatives and those who they represent. >> let me go in this direction because there is something in the book that i found very humorous, and i think it is jefferson who talked about congress being made up of lawyers. as i recall, 56% of people in the senate are lawyers, 36% or 37% in the house. is that a good thi
responsibility to protect america from a terrorist attack. >> hello. as fighting intensifies on the crown, so does an international debate on military options in libya, which could include a no- fly zone. amid growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by government warplanes around the rebel-held
." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington. our gaddafi forces on the run? rebels appeared to turn the tide in brown fighting and are now trying to take the libyan strongman hometown. inside japan's nuclear effect erasion zone, a rare look at the desolate area near the crippled reactor, even as word comes up new leaks of highly radioactive water. defining the american dream. we begin a special series examining the experience is of those who have come to call the u.s. home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. in libya, state television is reporting you allied air strikes tonight, even as anti-government rebels) on what could be an important symbolic victory after a weekend of military gains. there have been moving steadily west, retaking towns they had earlier lost, moving from benghazi, the rebels are now in control of three other towns. the biggest victory could be the capture of sirte, colonel gaddafi's home town. >> taking the fight to colonel gaddafi's birthplace. rebels pounding targets near the town of sirte. a victory here would have h
," broadcast on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. my name is mike embley. another day of rage in yemen, but the president tells the u.s. to stop interfering. and he is known for shaquita andino -- shocking o on the catwalk, but dior has fired john galliano. hello again. in libya, colonel gaddafi is making efforts to shore up areas around capital of tripoli. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is warning that the country could go into a protracted civil war. jeremy bowen says that gaddafi says there are no demonstrations against him, and jeremy has a different account of how peaceful the city is. >> colonel gaddafi supporters were in the town to wave off the convoy. they say his authority will be restored. >> forever. forever. >> the regime's power is concentrated in the capital. colonel gaddafi has genuine support here, but there are protesters in tripoli, too. this is the center of the city, and green square. authorities say the foreign media has not been showing signs like these because they are wrongly portrayed in libya as chaotic and violent. here in tripoli, it is no
from taking hold in their communities. >> we're not terrorist suspects. we are america's brightest prospects. >>> plus, author mary karr on battling alcoholism and depression, and finding a haven in the roman catholic church. >>> welcome. i'm kim lawton, sitting in for bob abernethy. thank you for joining us. international humanitarian groups raced to help refugees fleeing the violence and chaos in libya this week. more than 200,000 people have arrived at the borders between libya and tunisia and egypt. the international red cross and red crescent societies are leading efforts to provide food, water, and sanitation, as well as medical help for the wounded. islamic relief has deployed teams of doctors and aid workers. and libya's small christian community sought help for people who have taken refuge in churches and church-run facilities. >>> religious and political leaders around the world condemned the assassination of shahbaz bhatti, the only christian to serve in pakistan's cabinet. bhatti was shot to death in his car. a roman catholic, he was pakistan's minister of minorities. b
>> this is "bbc world news america." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." on the run -- muammar gaddafi's minister has defective while rebels are running away from a government offensive on the ground. >> we have to join the rebel forces falling back. they manage to go a short distance up the road before we came under fire. >> hanging on -- the president of assyria offers a defiant response against his rule and his of -- his security forces set out to enforce it. and a billion fans as india and pakistan face-off in cricket's world cup. the stakes go well beyond the playing field. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. just a few weeks ago, the rebels in libya appe
with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there in the world, it's much more pragmatic. and that's, i think there is nothing that can stop freedom. it's inevitable this is going to happen. and america should lead it. and i think should not be scared of it. >> rose: we conclude with film producer peter guber talking about the art much storytelling. >> i had it backyards. i spent 35 or 36 years about storytelling. and i realized that the secret sauce was telling purposeful stories, using that as emotional transportation. and that looking at the people you want to act together or work with you or be a customer or clients or join your church or whatever, that they aim with the heart and what you have to aim at the heart is the story, not the facts and information. importa
documentary, all of this was avoidable? >> well, it is horrible, of course. america went through 40 years without any financial crisis when regulation was much tighter, and banking was not quite so exciting. you know, banking has got an exciting in a very dangerous way, and we have to return to a much more regulated financial sector. i hope that the american people will become upset enough and angry enough and informed enough and activist enough to do something about this. tavis: you mentioned president bush in your indictment of what went wrong. this is not a republican problem. there is blame for the clinton administration, blamed for the obama administration. talk about the bipartisan nature of this crisis. >> it is a fairly bipartisan problem at this point. many of us, including myself, were deeply disappointed with president obama's behavior. he said things during his campaign that led us to believe he would take action about this, and when people voted for him and contributed to his campaign, i think many thought these issues would be addressed, and it has been a huge disappointment
into the stereotyping in the community but this america that i know, that's standing with me here, this america that i love. >> reporter: the leaders announced a new interfaith initiative called shoulder to shoulder which they said would promote tolerance and fight anti-muslim bigotry. congressman king said he thought the hearing generated a productive and worth while conversation. he plans to move ahead with other hearings on the topic in the future. joining me now is the associate professor of religion in the media, syracuse university, author of "beyond tolerance, searching for interfaith understanding in america." there was an extraordinary conversation around religion this week. what do you think it says about this particular moment in the american religious landscape? >> well, it's really an extraordinary moment, and somewhat ironic, too, given that the dominant images of muslims are people fighting for freedom and human right in north africa at this point. in terms of the united states, it says there's a lingering suspicion of muslims as a community. it also says, given the pushback against the
a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with an update on the crisis in libya with richard engel of nbc news. first this, speaking at a joint press conference in chile, president obama defended the air strikes. >> i think it's very easy to square our military actions and our stated policies. our military action is in support of an international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel qaddafi to his people. i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that qaddafi needs to go go. and we've got a wide range of tools in our military efforts to support that policy. we were very rapid in initiating unilateral sanctions and then helping to mobilize international sanct
are in forclosure. they've announced 4 million repossessed homes across america. david flors tries to help those struggling with their mortgage. >> a lot of homeowners purchase too much house. we saw in 2010 roughly 54,000 appointments all related to mortgage delinquencies in our offices across the country. so we are seeing a great increase. >> it's thought u.s. bank forclosures have not yet peaked. but those willing to buy face tougher requirements to qualify for a mortgage. johnathan miller says america's housing market is still not healthy. >> the general trend is still weak. we are not expecting a recovery in the immediate future until we see unemployment improve and we see lenders unload a lot of the forclosures they are still holding in port fell to i don't know. so i think the take away is we have a long way to go. >> california, florida, nevada and arizona account for almost half of the country's forclosures. but each is working at a different pace to deal with the backlog. >> the u.s. recovery has been stronger in recent months. those here in queens are more opt i have been misk. but t
of being exposed to those young folk? we'll come back to america in a second but when you move around the world seeing you talking to kids, playing in venezuela. what do you get out of that? >> first, it helps you understand the cycle of life. you're giving them information but they are also giving you information. as you get older, for example, in our band, we have members in our band like carlos and i taught them when they were in high school and now they teach me. i said man, can you break this rhythm down? carlos was our music director in cuba. he has been instrumental in a lot of my education. i started to develop a saying with them. they teased me all the time. you had the that familiar relationship. i said you have to follow your young leadership too. so i get so much from having an opportunity to interface with them and bring information to them and to represent our culture and our way of life. the feeling and the want and the love is unbelievable. the exchange that goes on between students and teachers or visiting people who are doing master classes. not just musicians gecln
institute on china and the united states, among lots of other things. sit tight. "this is america." >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. and the rotondaro family trust, the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the american life tv network. mentioneddor, you've as we were starting our conversation, born in nanking. >> that's right. >> what did your dad do that caused that all to happen? >> my father was a missionary, but not an ordinary missionary. he was a college professor, had a ph.d., and taught courses in a college in china that was supported by church contributions from the united states. >> of a particular denomination? >> he was presbyterian, but you tended to submerge your denominations in china. >> what was the attitude toward religion at that time? we are talking about, what, the 1950's? >> i was born there in the 1930's, but we were back there again in the 1
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. gaddafi must go, that is the unanimous conclusion of leaders gathered in london even as fierce fighting continues in the viet itself. >> -- in this libya itself. >> there is sustained artillery fire and the rebels are sustaining a position just ahead. >> he fired his entire cabinet and prepares to address his citizens. >and have you heard that there s a world wedding in the works -- royal wedding in the works? just a month ago until the big day. -- a month to go until the big day. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. we are here to help the libyan people in their hour of need, that is help british prime minister david cameron describe the mission against gaddafi's forces today in london. and while the wheel of diplomacy continues to spin, on the ground where it counts, rebel forces are still facing stiff resistance from the libyan leader. tonight, coverage on both fronts and it starts with the battle -- the bbc middle east. it starts with jer
side. "this is america." >> "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the rotondaro family trust. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the american life tv network. >> you have been president of the united states institute of peace for a chunk of time now, 1993. what would you point to as two or three major successes and say this is something we did that nobody else could really do? >> we became an operational element of our foreign affairs and national security community. we began doing the analytical work that you would call think tank-type work. we are now a think and do tank. we have taken our analytical work and we have applied that in the field. we have looked at ways to try to promote reconciliation, for example, among ethnic and religious divided societies and not just talk about it or published reports, which we do, but we come up with best practices in co
america." sharifa rhodes-pitts focuses on black life in harlem. we're glad you have joined us. aaron eckhart and author sharifa rhodes-pitts coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, >> thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer. nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financiaraitend acyem reovte an obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thk an [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: pleased to welcome aaron eckhart back to this program. his movies include "thank you for smoking," "the dark knight" and "in the company of men." his latest, "battle: los angeles," the film opens everywhere friday. here now a scene from "battle: los angeles." >> oh, just a little doggy. it is just a dog. dog. what's his name, huh? >> glen. >> who
in america today. it's called america's decline. or america's competitiveness. that's what the president spoke to in the state of the union, and all kinds of people are debating this subject now. it has to do with the rise of china and india and the economic growth of those emergeing nations. it has to do with the fact that technology has no respect for boundaries, which we are discovering in the middle east right now, right? >> absolutely. >> rose: where do you come down on that in terms of america? because you're leaving america. >> america has had great natural resources, huge amount of land, and that's been extremely important in its growth. but it also has respected science and innovation, and we see great growth areas in california and the boston area, in particular. and i think america recognizes the importance of human capital. that is, intellectual capital and the generation of ideas. but it needs more nurturing. i mean, science education in the u.s. is not up to scratch. and -- >> what does that mean "not up to scratch?" >> it's just not generating enough educated individuals,
to the protesters. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- more fears that the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear plant is raising radiation levels in the sea surrounding it. and a man undergoes a full face transplant. hello. colonel gaddafi's government in libya is telling reporters that foreign attacks that killed many people at ports and at the airport, which it describes as the series -- as a civilian airport. the government also says the last rebel stronghold in the west of the country has fallen to gaddafi loyalists. earlier, gaddafi troops were accused of firing on civilians. there is no doubt that a third night of bombardment is under way. this is the scene in the capitol. attacks on the first two nights were at a series of libyan targets, including colonel gaddafi's compound. but coalition leaders including president obama insisted the mission is not regime change. >> already in the war has come to the heart of the gaddafi's regime, to his own compound. we heard the hard, metallic flood of
to keep things up. >> your organization is build energy america, what is that? >> it is a new coalition and we are now re-focused to raise the awareness among the public that it does not take much but we cannot live off of the infrastructure that was built for us and do nothing to modernize and expand that. >> jim hunter, how does the union feel about these jobs? are they really there? >> they really are. the structure of the industry changed with deregulation and changed again -- this is the electric industry and gas. but you saw that the whole regulatory system has not changed with the changes in the industry. the industry now -- it used to be mom and dad who were worried about -- dependable and reliable service in their company. now they are on by corporations. the utility is nothing more than an income source for the corporation. everybody is looking for -- building transmission -- you have people that look and say that we have contestant here which means i am making more money or my existing transmission. why would i want to build more transmission and i would get less money? >> th
turning purple, and then into the blackness of space. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. as gaddafi pact military makes gains, his political allies are in retreat. one foreign minister publicly renounced his ex-boss today and more are reportedly considering the same. defections began yesterday when moussa koussa abandoned his job, fled his country, and perhaps began to spill the beans. his move has been trumpeted by david cameron as a sign gaddafi's regime is crumbling from within. coverage begins with our middle east editor. >> moussa koussa was intelligence chief, and then foreign minister. his colleagues in tripoli should follow him out, the prime minister said. >> the decision by the former libyan foreign minister to come to london, to resign his position, is a decision by someone at the top. it tells a compelling story of the desperation and fear at the heart of the crumbling and rodham gaddafi regime. >> back in libya, officials were shrugging off the significance of his exit. >> he is an old man. he has serious health problems. his heart, his
's basically -- the "uss new york" is built on emotion. it's recycling that emotion, taking america's worst day, and turning it into our greatest national symbol. and i felt that as i was going in there that day, that this was something special that not only i, but, you know, the nation can rally around. >> reporter: at 684 feet, the ship is longer than two football fields. it has a crew of 360 sailors and can carry up to 700 marines. it sailed up to new york for the commissioning ceremony. as it passed the site of ground zero, the warship fired a 21-gun salute. when we return, >>> as violence continues to wreak havoc in libya, secretary of state hillary clinton joined together with international leaders in geneva calling on moammar gadhafi to step down. >> the people of libya have made themselves clear. it's time for moammar gadhafi to go. now, without further violence or delay. >> reporter: the new effort comes after the united nations security council approved sanctions against gadhafi and members of his inner circle, including freezing of assets and imposing travel bans against them. the wo
across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: congressman peter king's hearings in washington. king, the new york republican and house homeland security committee chairman began the day by defending his inquiry and vowing to go on. >> let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. to back down would be a craven surrender to political correctness and an abdication of what i believe should be the main responsibility of this committee: to protect america from a terrorist attack. despite what passes for conventional wisdom in certain circles, there's nothing radical or un-american in holding these hearings. indeed, congressional investigation of muslim american radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent warnings which
speak a hundred lungs of languages and come from all over the globe. in america we don't do language very well or culture very well. the largest somali population is in minute -- minneapolis. we've got kids speaking multiple languages so these businesses have begun to say i get it and they'll hire a few for the summer and help get through college. i think we've got to talk about an asset-based way of having a diverse community. >> charlie: mayors and their cities when we continue. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> tonight a distinguished group of mayors look at cities, the urban experience with all of its possibilities and challenges. they face tough decisions, how
's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: this is singapore's white house. except it's not a residence, it's a place for meetings. i have come here to meet lee kuan yew. he's the founder of modern singapore and a man much admired for making his city a prosperous country and an economic power. although some criticize his methods, he has no regrets for the choices he made to build singapore. i've interviewed him three times. he is 88 now and walks carefully. his beloved wife of 63 years, too, died last year. his son is the prime minister. the sharpness that made singapore is very much present. i've come here, like so many others, to talk about the world today, about america and china, about the middle east and asia and about singapore. he understand's life's clock
for themselves. america out for france or russia -- can these countries allow the military barracks to be attacks, police stations to be attacked and people take arms? they will fight them. of course, they will. they actually thought civilian people in america, like russian parliament people sitting outside -- inside peacefully -- the protestors were attacked. what we are facing our military groups. they are surrounded and they are stuck where they are. like the algerian army did what the armed forces -- like what happens with -- when it israeli tanks invaded. under the claim that there were fighting armed groups. in afghanistan, using the pretext that we killed 100 armed people in the swat valley, they claim that we killed our people. so, it is allowed. so far we have not even decided to fight these people and issued a decision that goes against us. why? even journalists yesterday told me that in fact armed people are being fought everywhere in the world. and if you attack armed people who are actually attacking and sabotaging your positions -- if you leave them as they are and just surround tha
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